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Applying Activity Constraints in Primavera P6 (12m 06s)
Learn the steps to work with Activity Constraints and applying them to your schedule. You'll understand the options available to you when applying constraints and walk through two examples in a real world project of delaying work and setting a deadline. This lesson will also discuss best practices on using activity constraints throughout a schedule.
Video: Applying Activity Constraints in Primavera P6
In this lesson we'll continue our discussion of activity constraints in Primavera P6. I'd like to go through some examples to show you exactly how to apply activity constraints to your activities in P6. I have the railcar maintenance facility project open and I'm looking at some activities in the construction area where I'm working with some structure. This activity in particular, ‘Install prefab building mods’ is one that we’ll start with. Now let's say we recently got some information in the planning stages of the project. We recently got some information from the mod yard that the mods will not be available until July the 21st. Now this activity is scheduled to start on July the 12 so we need to delay the activity. And that's where we can use constraints. I'm on the status tab and we're going to focus on this area of the status tab down here at the bottom with this constraints header. In order to delay an activity which is what we need to do in this situation, we can use a start constraint. So we're going to move the start date of the activity into the future. And if I click the primary drop down, I can scroll down and find this constraint which is very appropriate for the situation. Start On or After.
So we've chosen our primary constraint and now we can specify the date that we want to constrai...